The Chaplain Is In
Born in Hayward, California, a suburb of San Francisco, Fr. Vincent Serpa, attended Bishop O’Dowd High School and the University of San Francisco, and entered the Dominican Novitiate for the U.S. western province of the Dominican Order. Ordained in 1968, he spent three years doing radio work in San Francisco while still in school. Since then he has served in Dominican parishes in Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Portland, Oregon.
From 1992 to 2000 he served as novice master in Oakland, California. In September of that year he joined the staff at Catholic Answers as chaplain and staff apologist. He particularly enjoys answering questions on the "Ask an Apologist" forum and producing his daily “Catholic Answers Minute.”
The Contemporary Adult Guide to Conscience - For the Sacrament of Confession assists you in obtaining theologically sound, yet eminently practical material on the Sacrament of Penance. This handy booklet is designed to give you a clear understanding of the nature and necessity of sacramental confession, an analysis of sin and its destructive effects, and a review of the elements of a worthy reception of Penance. Especially valuable is the detailed coverage of the Commandments of God, the Commandments of the Church, and the seven capital sins.